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The University of Melbourne
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South African War, soldiers, military psychiatry, Vietnam War, trauma, masculinity
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About Me

I am an early career researcher based in Melbourne. My research is in the social history of war, focusing on military psychiatry and soldiering during the South African and Vietnam Wars. I have a PhD from Flinders University, and my monograph is entitled Australian Soldiers in South Africa and Vietnam: Words from the Battlefield (Bloomsbury Academic, 2016).

Recent Publications

Effie Karageorgos, Australian Soldiers in South Africa and Vietnam: Words from the Battlefield (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016).

Effie Karageorgos, ‘War in a “white man’s country”: Australian perceptions of blackness on the South African battlefield, 1899-1902’, History Australia, 50, 2 (2018).

Effie Karageorgos, ‘Masculinity, trauma and Australian soldiers in the South African War’, VIDA blog, Australian Women’s History Network (2018), .

Effie Karageorgos, ‘Boer War’, in ed. Joseph, Paul, The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives (Thousand Oaks: SAGE, 2017).

Effie Karageorgos, ‘Australians in the South African War, 1899-1902’ in ed. Stapleton, Timothy, Encyclopedia of Colonial Conflicts in Africa (Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio, 2016).

Effie Karageorgos, ‘“Educated, Tolerant and Kindly”: Australian attitudes towards British and Boer in South Africa, 1899-1902’, Historia, 59, 2 (2014), pp. 120-135.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Australia, United Kingdom, South Africa
Expertise by Geography
Africa, Australia, United Kingdom, Vietnam
Expertise by Chronology
5, 7, 8
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Gender, Medicine, Military